Hi all. I use crush and strain method and to speed up the process, I leave the pail out in the sun for a few hours normally. Well this time, I forgot one bucket outside when I left for the weekend. I came back and honey seems fine other than when I put the refractometer to it, it comes up as 19.4 moisture content.
It sure does look kinda thin and runny too just visually compared to what I'm used to. It's the typical humid Florida weather and I'm sure it absorbed the moisture sitting out that long. My typical honey readings are about 18 so it's always a little on the high side, again maybe a by product of Florida weather but anyway, clearly 19.4 isn't going to cut it.
I know different flower sources will produce different densities of honey but this one I sure want to reduce the moisture in it.
So far, I am just leaving the bucket inside with the Air conditioning on I placed a fan over the bucket to blow on it.
Should I stir the honey or what? How long do you think I'll have to keep that up if that is the solution? Any other better method for reducing moisture you all know of?